Chronicles of The Fallen Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi (Part One)

Much has been written and said about the "Ace" of New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi. An irresistible force that not only dominated the main event scene of New Japan for over a decade, but carried the company through tough times and into the golden era it is experiencing today. While championship reigns and Tokyo Dome main... Continue Reading →

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Bio: Seiji Sakaguchi

A two time NJPW world league winner, United National champion and multi time tag champion with the likes of Giant Baba & Strong Kobayashi; Seiji Sakaguchi was a huge force in Japanese profesional wrestling for well over fifteen years. His name doesn't come up too much in conversation however, when talking about classic Japanese wrestling.... Continue Reading →

The IWE “Invasion” of NJPW

Twenty years before the outsiders appeared on WCW television, before the UWF invasion, or Riki Choshu's Japan pro wrestling, the first true invasion angle took place in NJPW. A small group led by Rusher Kimura dubbed "Shin Kokusai Gundan" or "New International Army", attempted to take on Inoki and the NJPW faithful. This is a... Continue Reading →

February 1990 Recommended Puro

February 1990 was all about the Tokyo Dome, New Japan brought in some help from AJPW to produce the event and its these cross promotional matches that shined the greatest. Akira Nogami & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Naoki Sano & Pegasus Kid From NJPW- Super Fight In The Tokyo Dome 10th February This is all... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to AJPW in 2018

AJPW will become the latest Japanese promotion to make themselves widely available to western audiences, when they launch their new online subscription service in March. Details are still sketchy on just how much classic content will be made available, but with the modern All Japan product still producing the goods, it will likely be well... Continue Reading →

January 1990 Recommended Puro

Not a big month for Japanese wrestling. NJPW were building up towards the Tokyo Dome show and also held a Junior heavyweight tournament. The big news in AJPW meanwhile is the return of Tiger Mask and the continuation of the Jumbo/Tenryu feud. Tenryu & Kawada V Jumbo Tsuruta & Isao Takagi From AJPW- New Year... Continue Reading →

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